It’s not necessarily the first thing you think of when you think of Maryland, but we have a lot of talented and famous actors.  Here are five of the best.

Julie Bowen

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Bowen was nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress for her role on “Modern Family.”  She was also in episodes of “Lost,” “ER” and “Weeds.”  You can see her in the movie “Happy Gilmore.”

Josh Charles

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You can see Charles every Tuesday night on the hit show “The Good Wife.”  He was also in “Sports Night.”  His movie roles include the original “Hairspray” and “Dead Poet’s Society.”

Charles S. Dutton

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Most recently, Dutton was in “Legion” and the remake of “Fame.”  He was also in “A Time to Kill.” He starred in the TV show “Roc” and was also in episodes of “House M.D.” “Threshold” and “The L Word.”

Mo’Nique

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Mo’Nique won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Mary Jones in “Precious.”  She was also in episodes of “Nip/Tuck,” “Ugly Betty” and “The Boondocks.”  In addition, she has her own talk show.

Jada Pinkett Smith

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Most recently, Pinkett Smith was in the drama “Hawthorne.”  She was in “Set It Off,” “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions.”  She was in the hit TV show “A Different World.”